Create2Educate {word family cans}

I love, love, love Michaels, and I'm not lying when I say I visit the store once a week ;) {even more in the summer!} They have the absolute best assortment of craft supplies and you all know I'm obsessed with crafting! So, without question, I am thrilled to be participating in their annual Create2Educate Extraveganza!

Several months ago I found this great idea from Shari Sloane on Pinterest and I attempted to recreate it several times, only to never have enough time!

So finally, during one of my many trips to Michaels, I picked up some cute scrapbook paper, matching foam, stickers and mod podge! The project also requires mini Pringles cans so I picked up some at Target. I actually don't like Pringles {sorry Ashley!} so I made my fiance eat them {don't worry, he didn't complain ;)}

I cut the scrapbook paper to size and started adhering it to the Pringles can with mod podge, but it was too bumpy for my liking! So I switched over to double sided tape. That worked much better!
 {I used a little piece of tape to hold the paper in place so that it made it easier to wrap!}

{the blue one was mod podged, can you tell!? ;)}

Then I used the adorable stickers to label the cans and to make letter tiles.



I cut up the foam to make tiles. I decided, to help with organization, to match the paper on the cans to the same color foam for the letter tiles.

Then I sealed the stickers with a layer of mod lodge so that they wouldn't peel off. It took about an hour to dry.

In each can, I placed a word family mat and letter tiles to build words.



I am also going to include these recording sheets so that my students can write the words they built.
{click the image to download}

This is such a fun, hands-on literacy center, I am so excited to introduce it to my class!

For the next two weeks, Michaels is hosting a #create2educate contest! You can enter to win a $50 gift card to spend in their store!  Want to enter? It's easy! Just follow these 3 steps:

Create your own Back-to-School project—anything from classroom décor and organization, to a 

learning activity for your students. Then, enter the Michaels sweepstakes by uploading a photo 

of your creation to Instagram using #Create2Educate AND #sweepstakes. 


Create as many Back-to-School projects as you’d like and upload photos of them to Instagram 

for more chances to win from now until August 15th. Each day Michaels will randomly pick one lucky teacher to win a $50 Michael’s Gift 
Card. 



Don’t’ forget that teachers get 15% off of their purchase all year long at Michaels!


You can follow me on Instagram @misskindergarten and be sure to check out the hashtag #create2educate to see all the other fun projects! 

14 comments

  1. Thank you for the easy step by step directions! I am definitely going to make those now!

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  2. These are SO cute and hands-on for my precious kinders!!! Thank you so, so, so much for sharing your creativity with all of us!!!

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  3. These are so cute!
    http://misssarahsoda.blogspot.com

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  4. I LOVE this! And I love how you color coordinated it! :)

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  5. Super cute Hadar!! Love the matching colors... smart!! xoxo

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  6. I love this idea. I am wondering if you have the cute word family mats as a printable. Love the idea. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hi Heather! If you click on the image of them, it will take you to a link to download them :)

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    2. I was able to download the record sheet. I am wondering if I can download the cute word family mats as well (maybe I am not clicking on the right picture), the ones that go in the can with the letters? Yours are so cute...they would be way better then looking at my own handwriting. :)

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    3. Ooh! I see! I will put them together in a downloadable file within the next few days. Thanks for asking :)

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    4. Awesome! Thank you so much!!

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  7. I was wondering if I could download the cute word mats. I got the recording sheet-thank you so much. I am in the process of making these for my kiddos-love me some Michael's too! Thanks so much.
    Tara Smith

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